The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 75 126 72
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -54
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 71 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.10% 0.51% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 0.54% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 12 19
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£425 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £339 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.57
% change year-on-year
- -7.56%
DBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3176 2954 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 93.36% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 167 164
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the South West region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the South West region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +29 40 £450 +17.64% 5
Gloucestershire +5 10 £406 -4.41%
Dorset 0 5 £400 +18.51% 1
Wiltshire -3 4 £375 -7.97% 4
Somerset +3 2 - - 1
Devon -2 2 £290 -27.50% 1
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 54 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 48 (48.98%) SQL
3 43 (43.88%) Oracle
4 42 (42.86%) MySQL
5 35 (35.71%) Replication
6 29 (29.59%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (28.57%) Percona
7 28 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 26 (26.53%) Oracle Database
9 25 (25.51%) ETL
10 23 (23.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (20.41%) SC Cleared
13 18 (18.37%) Migration
13 18 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (17.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
15 16 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (16.33%) Linux
16 15 (15.31%) Database Tuning
17 14 (14.29%) T-SQL
18 13 (13.27%) Java
18 13 (13.27%) Data Migration
19 12 (12.24%) DB2
20 11 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
20 11 (11.22%) Oracle RAC
20 11 (11.22%) High Availability
21 10 (10.20%) Open Source
21 10 (10.20%) Windows
22 9 (9.18%) Microsoft

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.06%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.02%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.04%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTP
1 1 (1.02%) SAN
1 1 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 42 (42.86%) MySQL
3 26 (26.53%) Oracle Database
4 23 (23.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (17.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (12.24%) DB2
9 9 (9.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (9.18%) Relational Database
10 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (8.16%) Big Data
10 8 (8.16%) RDBMS
10 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
14 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (3.06%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.04%) Toad
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.02%) Hudson
3 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Automotive
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) BSON
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (1.02%) J2EE
3 1 (1.02%) Middleware
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (35.71%) Replication
2 7 (7.14%) Clustering
3 3 (3.06%) NHS
4 2 (2.04%) Statistics
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Linux
2 10 (10.20%) Windows
3 8 (8.16%) UNIX
4 3 (3.06%) Solaris
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.04%) SUSE
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (25.51%) ETL
3 18 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (18.37%) Migration
4 15 (15.31%) Database Tuning
5 13 (13.27%) Data Migration
6 11 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (11.22%) High Availability
7 10 (10.20%) Open Source
8 5 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.08%) Database Security
10 3 (3.06%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (3.06%) Change Data Capture
10 3 (3.06%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.06%) Database Mirroring
10 3 (3.06%) Dimensional Modelling
10 3 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.06%) ITIL
11 2 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.98%) SQL
2 14 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 13 (13.27%) Java
4 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.02%) VB
7 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (1.02%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.02%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) OCP
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
1 2 (2.04%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Puppet
1 8 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (8.16%) Ansible
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (5.10%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 43 (43.88%) Oracle
2 28 (28.57%) Percona
3 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.16%) SaltStack
5 5 (5.10%) VMware
6 4 (4.08%) NetApp
7 2 (2.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.02%) Cerner
8 1 (1.02%) Informatica
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.02%) Red Gate
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